Legal Team

Jennifer S. Hanson

Direct: (204) 977-0326
Main: (204) 421-8655
Fax: (204) 421-8566

Mailing Address:
300-305 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3C 3J7

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Jennifer S. Hanson

Jennifer Hanson practices in the areas of corporate commercial law and municipal governance. She has experience with purchase and sales of assets and shares, financing with banks and other lenders, as well as drafting contracts and leases.

She has further experience in planning, zoning, municipal by-laws, development plans, development agreements, municipal finances, election issues, conflict of interest as well as government relations including municipal, regional, provincial and federal.

Jennifer is familiar with employment issues and specifically has worked on the negotiations for collective agreements, employee dismissals and the interplay of the Employment Standards Code with labour agreements.

Jennifer is fluently bilingual and practices in both French and English.  

Corporate Commercial

  • Purchases and sales of assets and shares
  • Financing (with banks, credit unions and other lenders)
  • Contracts, leases and franchises
  • Mortgages and loan agreements
  • Construction agreements and development agreements
  • Subscriptions
  • Share Issuing
  • Aviation
  • Tax Incentive Programs
  • Equity & Debt Financing


  • Powers and spheres of jurisdiction for a municipal government
  • Municipal and government practices
  • Municipal restructuring (mergers and dissolutions)
  • Annexations and amalgamations
  • Conflict of interest and freedom of information and protection of privacy (FIPPA) matters
  • Employee/employer relations in the context of federal, provincial and municipal governments
  • Conflicts between Councillors and Staff
  • Elections Issues
  • Municipal Finances – taxation and borrowing
  • Partnership (private and public), services agreements and the construction and financing of services
  • Large project construction of public services including water treatment plants, waste water treatment plants, and municipal infrastructure including bridges and roads
  • Development and review of commercial contracts
  • Public utilities hearings
  • Municipal Board appeals
  • Proceedings dealing with official planning, zoning and licensing issues
  • Planning law and land assessment issues
  • Development Agreements
  • Regulations and management of natural resources including oil and gas rights, mineral and gravel regulations

Administrative and Regulatory Law

  • Procedures related to various tribunals (boards, commissions and regulatory bodies) and all levels of court in both the public and private sector
  • Representation of individuals and businesses requiring advocacy before administrative tribunals

Labour and Employment Law

  • All areas of employment and labour law, representing both individual and institutional clients
  • Alternative dispute resolution methods including conciliation, mediation and arbitration
  • Drafting and preparation of employment agreements
  • Development of employment policies and practices
  • Negotiations, interpretation and resolution of collective agreement issues
  • Management of human resources and labour issues
  • Advising on discipline and termination issues and structuring termination packages

Civil Litigation

  • Appearances in all Manitoba Courts, the Municipal Board of Manitoba and various administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies

Significant Initiatives

  • Legal Counsel to Provincial and Municipal Entities in the negotiation, construction and development of an intermodal transportation hub with infrastructure expenditures in excess of $400,000,000 and 11,000 developable acres.
  • Legal Counsel for sale of $38,000,000.00 business.
  • Legal Counsel negotiating on behalf of multiple municipal entities to DBF a $61,000,000 regional water co-op including negotiations with the Canadian government for the renewal and takeover of their water service by the water co-op.
  • Legal Counsel on behalf of multiple municipal entitles regarding the Province of Manitoba’s directive to amalgamate municipalities
  • Legal Counsel for start-up Canadian Airline
  • Called to the Manitoba Bar, June 2012
  • Faculté de Droit de l'Université d'Ottawa, Juris Doctor, 2011
  • Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface/University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), 2008
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Association des juristes d'expression française du Manitoba (AJEFM)